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Is the BYRON Grand Poemas WORTH $33?

Ellory Wells published on

"You've got to smoke one of these!" said the sales rep. Man, the guy was pushing this cigar hard and described it as the best cigar they'd ever had. But for $33, is the Byron Grand Poemas Serie Siglo XIX worth it? Let's take a closer look =)

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My review of the Zino Platinum:

Initial Thoughts:

One of the most expensive cigars I've ever smoked, the Byron Grand Poemas is actually a brand I've never heard of. That is until I visited Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, New Hampshire, where their parent company, United Cigars, has the sole distribution rights in the United States. At $33, the Byron Grand Poemas should be amazing. And, at first glance, it is. The wrapper is smooth and leather in color; the cigar feels good in the hand, and the cigar appears to have been made with care and attention to detail. To be honest, I'm a little nervous to light this cigar up, and I hope it lives up to the hype (and price tag).

Brand: Byron
Line: Serie Siglo XIX, Grand Poemas
Size: 6 x 56
Cut: Double Punch
Light: Torch-lit cedar
Price: $33

Final Thoughts:

The Byron Grand Poemas Serie Siglo XIX is one of the best looking cigars I've ever seen. Visually, it's almost perfect. The chocolate bar wrapper looks delicious, and the prestige of this cigar brought with it high expectations. However, the cigar didn't live up to the hype. The Byron Grand Poemas started with an even burn and decent flavors but ended with canoeing and a taste that fell flat. Given the hefty price of this cigar and the fact that I think you can get better smokes with richer flavors for 1/3 the price of the Grand Poemas, I give this Byron a CigarScore of 2.
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